MAN ABOUT TO TAKE ONE CHANCE TOO MANY IS INTERCEPTED BY EMISSARY FROM HEAVEN WHO TEACHES HIM "SAFETY CONSCIOUSNESS" AND PLEADS HIS CASE BEFORE HOLY SAFETY "TRIBUNAL." GOOD FANTASY SEQUENCES. TWILIGHT ZONE-LIKE FILM.
This film won a First Award in the general safety field, 1949, from the National Committee on Films for Safety. Its premiere screening at the 1949 National Safety Congress may have helped.
December 20, 2012 Subject:
A representative from "The fourth floor" (dun dun dunnn) brownnoses himself to go down to earth to try to talk some sense into people to be more safe, look both ways, watch out for frayed ropes etc. When the bloke he talks to just doesn't get it, he convinces the tribunal to bring the bloke up, and the guy sees the different departments of the fourth floor.. "Not Looking Both Ways" "Laziness" "Frayed Ropes" etc. Then the representative and the guy go to "one of the safest places in America". Well, gee, since this is a Jam Handy film, guess where that place is? This film is pretty good, a tad long, but interesting concept and execution.
Featuring Ernest Truex, Phil Coolidge, Gene Leonard. Directed by Haford Kerbawy; Photography: Pierre Mols; Screenplay: Tom Monroe; Sound Recording: Daniel Mandelbaum; Set Design: Charles Nasca; Film Editing: Leroy Conway; Music: Samuel Benavie.